Student Support

Methodist Health System Launches Emotional Support Line for Those Dealing With Stress of COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic affects nearly everyone – and all facets of life –  the need for mental and emotional support is becoming more apparent.

Recognizing that need in the community, Methodist Health System has launched the Methodist Emotional Support Line. The free, confidential service can be accessed by dialing (402) 815-8255 (TALK) and is available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The support line is staffed by licensed professional counselors from the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. The counselors can assist callers who may be experiencing feelings such as:

  •          Fear
  •         Anxiety
  •         Depression
  •          Sadness

Counselors can help callers by answering questions, addressing concerns, scheduling counseling appointments for additional care and providing referrals to community resources.

Safe2Help, 531-299-SAFE (7233), is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students struggling with depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying or anything else can call the hotline at any time and speak to a trained counselor. Students, parents, and community members can also use the Safe Schools Hotline to report unsafe behavior. Safe2Help is a partnership with Boys Town National Hotline. For more information, including how to reach a counselor through email, chat or text, go to

 Resources Available to Teens


This booklet is a directory of local resources focused on teenagers’ needs for information on various topics. Crisis support, legal help and referral services, as well as educational and volunteer opportunities are also included.

A site for teens for get factual answers and information about drugs; interactive videos and games explore what happens to the body and brain when drugs are used.   

Your Life Your Voice

Sometimes it seems like nothing is going right - problems with friends, family, or school. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to turn. Visit this website for support 24/7 and hear how other teens are handling similar problems.  Don't feel like talking?  Teens can text, chat or email questions and concerns to trained counselors.  Check out this Mobile App      where teens can get life tips for dealing with stressful situations by simply shaking their phones.  The app also has built in access to free professional counseling via phone, email, chat or text.

     Phone Numbers

Millard Safe Schools Hotline(888) 809-4754
Omaha Police(402) 444-5600
Boys Town National Hotline(800) 448-3000
National Hopeline Network(800) SUICIDE or (800) 784-2433